Weaver, the spray bar is a small peice of 1/2" thin walled black PVC pipe that we purchased at HomeDepot, in the plumbing section. The pipe isn't the exact size of the filter output, so we used a clear peice of tubing to get from one to the other. And oh the pipe was about $1.50 for 8 feet of pipe. Sorry I don't know exactly what the thin walled PVC is used for in plumbing, but it is the perfect thickness for a spray bar. Its also a nice dark black.
Jdinh04, The substrate we used is Eco-complete. It is the first tank we set up with it. We are very happy with it. Putting it in the tank I thought it would turn to mud, but it was like a soft sand. That stuff is so great I converted my shrimp tank to Eco-complete.
Wö£fëñxXx, we have been debating the whole RO thing, since we went planted we do a 1:2 ratio of RO to tap water, since our water is extremly hard. I am not sure what is cheaper though. I mean the itial cost of a RO unit plus extra filters, to Walmarts twenty six cents a gallon refill thing. Would it make sense for us to get a small RO unit? Now that we went from a 15 to a 36 gallon, and a 10 to 15 gallon tanks, I think the option is more viable now.
Do you have an RO unit you would suggest?
Its been a week and the tank is starting to get algae.
We also got some more Khulies and Ottos, so I will try and post an update pic when I get off of work.
Thanks alot for the comments everyone! Russ got such a kick out of the quickness of the responses, its great!
Anyone want to comment on the layout? Being our fourth tank, we have a really good idea on layouts, but comments are always welcomed!
Trying to go for an as natural look as possable.